Post # 1
I know a few bees have mentioned Xyron products in the past. But, I am looking into purchasing the Xyron 250 Sticker Maker (the one that makes up to 2.5" stickers. I was wondering if anyone could share good or bad stories about this tool before I make the investment. Is it worth buying the smaller one or is it a better investment to go for a bigger one. I plan on making my own sticker seals for my pocketfolds, and thought this would be a good tool….thanks in advance for all your thoughts!Â
Post # 3
I have a large xyron sticker maker that I used for my Bridesmaid or Best Man newsletters. The refills are expensive and I feel like making a sticker out of a DIY label or seal is an added unnecessary step.
I much prefer just making the seals and then adhering them to your pocketfolds using an adhesive tape like this one. This is what I used for my invites.
You can get them at any craft store and they are just so much quicker and easier to use. This stuff is just as tacky and sticky as the stuff in the xyron. And you can use this again for anything else and it won’t be a big thing that you have store in your closet.
Post # 4
I have the smallest xyron (i think it’s a 100) as well as the largest xyron 900 series. (i am not familiar with the 250). i also love and swear by the tombo adhesive tape that snowpea mentioned but have found that the xyrons also both come in handy for different reasons.
i use the small sticker maker for die-cuts that are difficult to place the tombo adhesive onto. for instance, i havea quickkutz die cut maker so i usually run the letters and shapes through the small xyron because it ensures that each intricate piece with get sticky.
the 900 series has interchangeable cartridges for laminating and making stickers or magnets. i once made seals by putting a beautifully decorative cardstock straight through the sticker cartidge and then cutting them into squares with my paper cutter. it turned out really well and took a lot less time than using the tombo. I am sure it would be just as simple to cut them into circles if you had a circle hole punch. or really any shape punch you can find.
it really depends what types of projects you think you will be doing because it does get pricey. but i also find that they usually have good sales. i got my 900 series for 70% off at an annual swains art supply sale! i also get the refill cartridges during those annual sales so it really ends up being a bargain!